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European Union Reference Laboratories

The legislation concerning the designation and tasks of the European Union Reference Laboratories and the European Union Reference Centres is Regulation (EU) No 2017/625 starting 29 April 2018.

Animal Health

Reference Laboratory for

Organisation

Links

African Horse Sickness and Bluetongue

LCV

Laboratorios de Sanidad y Genética Animal

African swine fever

CISA

Centro de Investigación en Sanidad Animal

Avian influenza and Newcastle disease

IZSVE

Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie

Bivalve mollusc

IFREMER

L'Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer

Bovine Tuberculosis

VISAVET

Centro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria

Brucellosis

ANSES

Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail

Capripox viruses

SCIENSANO

Classical Swine Fever

INSTITUT FUR VIROLOGIE

Institutes für Virologie der Tierärztlichen Hochschule Hannover

Equine diseases (other than African Horse Sickness)

ANSES

Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail

Fish and crustacean diseases

DTU

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

Foot and Mouth disease

ANSES & CODA-CERVA

Honeybee Health

ANSES

Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail

Peste de Petits Ruminants

CIRAD

Recherche agronomique pour le développement

Rabies

ANSES

Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail

Food and Feed

Reference Laboratory for

Organisation

Links

Additives for use in animal nutrition

JRC

Joint Research Centre

Animal proteins in feedingstuffs

CRA-W

Centre wallon de Recherches agronomiques

Antimicrobial resistance

DTU

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

Campylobacter

SVA

Statens veterinärmedicinska anstalt

Coagulase positive Staphylococci (including S. aureus)

ANSES

Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail

Escherichia coli

ISS

Istituto Superiore di Sanità

Foodborne viruses

SLV

Livsmedelsverket

Genetically Modified organisms

JRC

Joint Research Centre

Halogenated persistent organic pollutants (POPs)

CVUA

Chemische und Veterinäruntersuchungsamt

Listeria monocytogenes

ANSES

Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail

Material intended to come into contact with foodstuffs

JRC

Joint Research Centre

Metals and nitrogenous compounds

DTU

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

Monitoring of marine biotoxins

AECOSAN

Agencia Española de Consumo, Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutrición

Mycotoxins and plant toxins

WFSR

Wageningen Food Safety Research

Parasites (Trichinella, Echinococcus, Anisakis)

ISS

Istituto Superiore di Sanità

Processing contaminants

DTU

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

Residues of pesticides (cereals and feedingstuffs)

DTU

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

Residues of pesticides (food of animal origin and commodities with high fat content)

CVUA

Chemische und Veterinäruntersuchungsamt

Residues of pesticides (fruits and vegetables, including commodities with high water and high acid content)

LAGV

Laboratorio Agroalimentario de la Generalitat Valenciana

Residues of pesticides (single residues methods)

CVUA

Chemische und Veterinäruntersuchungsamt

Residues of veterinary medicines and contaminants in food of animal origin( Annex I, Group B3c Directive 96/23/EC)

DTU

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

Residues of veterinary medicines and contaminants in food of animal origin (Annex I, Group A 1 2 3 4, B2d, B3d Directive 96/23/EC)

WFSR

Wageningen Food Safety Research

Residues of veterinary medicines and contaminants in food of animal origin (Annex I, Group B1, B3e Directive 96/23/EC and carbadox and olaquindox)

ANSES

Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail

Residues of veterinary medicines and contaminants in food of animal origin (Annex I, Group A5, B2 a b e Directive 96/23/EC)

BVL

Bundesamt für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit

The analysis and testing of Zoonoses (Salmonella)

RIVM

Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu

Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs)

IZSTO

Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d'Aosta

Plant Health

Reference Laboratory for

Organisation

Links

Pests on plants - Bacteria (consortium NL leader)

NVWA

Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority-National Reference Centre (The Netherlands)

Other members of the consortium:

  • the Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Belgium),
  • the Research Centre for Plant Protection and Certification (Italy),
  • the National Institute of Biology (Slovenia).
Pests on plants - on Viruses, Viroids and Phytoplasmas (consortium NL leader)

NVWA

Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority-National Reference Centre (The Netherlands)

Other members of the consortium:

  • Research Centre for Plant Protection and Certification (Italy),
  • National Institute of Biology (Slovenia).
Pests on plants - on Nematodes (consortium FR leader)

ANSES

Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and safety (France)

Other members of the consortium:

  • Research Institute for Agriculture,
  • Fisheries and Food (Belgium).
Pests on plants - on Insects and mites (consortium FR leader)

ANSES

Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and safety (France)

Other members of the consortium:

  • Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (Austria).
Pests on plants - on Fungi and oomycetes

ANSES

Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and safety (France)

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